What the Police and Prosecutor did in this case is called, “Spoliation of Evidence”. This is where the Police or the Legal system withholds, falsifies, destroys or turns aside evidence. There should be an amendment to the Arizona State Constitution that requires any Police or Prosecutor who are guilty of Spoliation of Evidence to serve the accused sentence. You lie, hide or destroy Evedence and work the system to gain a conviction, You serve the accused sentence!
Spoliation of evidence is a perversion of Justice and shows how far the Police and Prosecutor have fallen. I guess, the mantra for the Police and Prosecutor is, “Lie, lie, lie something is bound to stick or withhold and twist facts.
One time long ago in America you could trust the Police. I’m sorry to report that this is no longer true. The theory that an Internal Review Board can keep the Police honest is just a myth. There should be a Citizens Review Board to review any questionable actions by the Police Department.
If any member of the Justice system falsifies evidence or withholds evidence that would clear a defendant the individuals who are guilty of this should serve the accused sentence. Give them a taste of their own medicine.
The police who practice their black art of deceit, lies and Spoliation of Evedence are very dangerous individuals and are in fact serious criminals.
These kids are our future:
Tucson is full of stories like this. Let us see them.
So, if you had lived in the U.S. since a young child BECAUSE YOUR PARENTS BROUGHT YOU HERE WITHOUT DOCUMENTATION, would you be OK with getting deported back to your country of birth, without speaking the language or knowing anything else about the place, at age 22 or 23? 30? You're down with that? I'm sure you'd tackle that problem quiet bravely...
And, what's negative about wanting to go to college, getting a degree, working and continue paying taxes? BTW, he went to Pima thanks to an amazing organization that raises money to give them grants, so no "real American" tax benefits there or anywhere.
Dave Gallagher "They are residents in every sense of the word…"
No they're not. They're families haven't paid state income taxes, they haven't paid property taxes and that means they haven't contributed anything to the education we provided them. What they deserve is a bill for all we have given them. Simply put, they are disrespectful, spoiled and ungrateful. Not what I want for future citizens, not even as 'residents'.
"24. Fourteen other businesses and organizations across the city hosted similar lunches for the YWCA's Stand Against Racism day." ???
"Last night and this morning, making its way thought our Tucson social media,"
..ultimately, isn't up to us to keep the conversation going, not matter how difficult or uncomfortable it makes us feel?"
TW needs an editor with proof reading skills. No?
Terrific piece Tom.
Civil forfeiture laws are a cancer. They make a mockery of due process and should be repealed.
I would say that is a nice picture of you at the top of the column (but that would be a serious affront to pigs everywhere).
"Western string ties"? You mean bolo ties? What a moron ...
And to round off our "Danehick Sux" contribution this week, here is a poem for everyone's reading pleasure:
Once there was a dork named Danehick
Who liked to write columns about smelly pigs
Try as he might, morning or night
He could not write worth a damn about anything ...
Until Next Time,
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While Old Bisbee and the remnants of Lowell certainly have a lot to offer tourists, there is much more to see and do in "Mayberry on Acid." The writers evidently missed seeing Warren, the section of Bisbee with the nicest homes (think Armory Park, Sam Hughes and Snob Hollow in Tucson) and a true historic gem, Warren Ballpark. The Vista, a linear park in Warren, is lined by tree-shaded homes dating from the early 20th century. For those who enjoy farmers' markets, Bisbee has a really good one, every Saturday morning on the Vista across from Warren Ballpark. Also in Warren, on Arizona Street (the main drag in Warren) is Mornings, the best place (in my opinion and that of many other locals) for breakfast in Bisbee. Warren Ballpark, which can be toured by appointment, is the oldest ballpark and multi-sport facility in America, dating back to 1909 and is still in regular use. For fine dining, try Rosa's Little Italy on Bisbee Rd. And wait - there's more! West of the traffic circle on Highway 92 is Jimmy's Hot Dogs, a nationally known Chicago-style hot dog restaurant that will make you think you're back in the Windy City. Further south down Naco Road, on the border, is the border community of Naco. Camp Naco, a World War I-era adobe fort used by the Buffalo Soldiers to protect the border in the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution is just down the street from the Turquoise Valley Golf Course and Country Club. So visit Old Bisbee and enjoy, but don't forget there's much more to see and do while in the Warren Mining District.
When the Police can no longer be trusted there are serious problems. It appears that the Tucson Police Department has started a Crusade or Jihad against Marijuana users, medical or not.
The police work for the Tucson community, the community does not work for the police. This insane fedish of having to hassle and imprison Marijuana users has become so ingrained in the police department it’s like spots on a rabid dog.
Now combine that with the police propensity to steal money, jewelry and property has the citizens of Tucson scared and frightened of them. If the Tucson police had their way they would gun down every member of the 420 club or throw them in prison. Evidently they do not care what the People of Arizona vote for. Their Marijuana fedish overwhelms them and casts them into a Earth devouring rage for which there seems to be no cure.
The Tucson Police department has become out of control and is energized by the dogma of “reefer madness” and associated fables. It seems they will steal, hassle or beat you down to “save you” from the evil weed. If you don’t get a bullet in the back or your head split open like an over ripe watermelon it’s a miracle.
One way to put an end to these police thefts would be to start a city wide proposition/initiative requiring, for example, $ 5,000 dollars be given from the police department to drug rehab for every Marijuana arrest. This would stop the police harassment, bulling and thefts right now. As the Police hate Marijuana users but love money more than life itself.
Buy their actions the Tucson Police Department has brought lack of trust, evil regard in and upon themselves.
this is sad but also i'm so proud of casa libre, kristen, tc, and the other folks involved.
the tragedy isn't (just) that casa libre is closing, the tragedy is that we live in a society that has such diseased priorities.
i hope that the heartache our community feels around this significant loss becomes a catalyst for finding more effective ways to organize and demand that our representatives fund what we need e.g. spaces for beauty, reflection, and spaces where folks that are typically marginalized by society at large can be safe to create, speak and share.
if this pain leads to more awareness and therefore response about the crisis of priorities in our community then the decision to close casa libre becomes a true gift, albeit a devastating one.
Yum! Can't wait...
Kudos to a reviewer who knows her offal!
Rule breakers? Ask the Clintons.
Slouching towards Baltimore. Thank you mayor.
You DESERVE to be deported, you are HERE illegally, you have STOLEN real Americans tax money to put you thru school - and probably taken BENEFITS that real American (read that as Legal Citizens Who Pay Taxes) should be getting.. Yeah, Im Latino.. and YOU are Illegal, Period.
I want mining companies to be watched,monitored, and regulated constantly. We are destroying the earth. I have a close relative who is an engineer at a mine. They know exactly what they are doing when they continually circumvent rules for more money. It is game ... how many rules they can break without getting caught and who they can pay off to get what they want.
No growth, no jobs, no future. 4 more years! If we can make 5th poorest city in America, I'm quite confident that the 'progressive' agenda continued can make you 1st!
Without my tax dollars and income.
I am always amused when city kids see a small piece of what the rest of us grew up with.
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